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Ron Paul attacks abortion in Ames speech: ‘All life is precious’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul began his speech in Ames, Iowa on Saturday by railing against abortion. “There is something that precedes liberty, and that is life,” the Texas congressman said. “I believe in a very limited role for the government, but the prime reason that government exists in a…

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Tea party the only winner in Ames Straw Poll

Florida Rep. Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, said the results of the closely-watched Ames Straw Poll in Iowa showed that the tea party movement had taken over the Republican Party. “The only winner tonight was the Tea Party,” she said Saturday in a statement. Congresswoman…

Perry entry roils White House race

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Texas Governor Rick Perry formally enters the 2012 White House race on Saturday, looking to supplant Mitt Romney as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to take on President Barack Obama. After months of campaigning in all but name, Perry was to make his candidacy official at…

Republican presidential candidates head to Iowa

AMES, Iowa — Extreme partisan rhetoric and market havoc have raised the stakes of two early tests in Iowa this week for the unsettled crop of Republican candidates vying to challenge US President Barack Obama. Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is hoping to chip away at the lead of frontrunner Mitt…

S&P downgrade showed ‘terrible’ judgement: Geithner

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner slammed Standard & Poor’s on Sunday as showing “terrible judgement” in downgrading the US credit rating for the first time ever. “I think S&P has shown really terrible judgement and they’ve handled themselves poorly, and they have shown a stunning lack of knowledge about basic US…

Anti-gay heavy metal preacher files lawsuit against Rachel Maddow

Attorney Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, has filed a lawsuit against NBC, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow and The Minnesota Independent on behalf of Bradlee Dean, head of the religious ministry You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International. “This case is filed as a matter of…

Rep. Bachmann’s hot son refuses to pose nude for Playgirl

The 28-year-old son of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R) has turned down an offer to pose nude for the adult magazine Playgirl. Daniel Nardicio, a spokesman for the magazine, told PopEater that the magazine made the offer to Lucas Bachmann after being struck by “how absolutely adorable he is.” “Plus,…

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